Hailing from London, UK, The Poor Souls of Pompeii are an indie powerpop disco four-piece. They met in 2007 on the website formingbands.co.uk. The original lineup consisted of Andy Pisanu (vocals/keyboards), Mark Dolan (bass), Mani Kashmiri (guitar) and David Smith (drums). Their original drummer, David Smith, left in 2008 due to other committments. The band found their second drummer, Simon Cross, also on formingbands.co.uk. He joined in September 2008 and they began gigging again shortly after.
Maupa are David Boon, Anthony Gibbons, Paddy McKeown, Matthew Smithson, Adam Bishop and Lorcan Moriarty. “There's loads of them and they come from Accrington. They produce some of the most beautiful, haunting sounds that you’re ever likely to hear; as bleak and as beautiful as the Lancastrian moors which border their upbringing.”
Ed Zealous, the most electrifying band to hail from the burgeoning Belfast scene, were crafted from ice and flames and are prepared to chill the bones and fire up the senses with their precision rush of melody and guitars. As the Arcade Fire hit the covers of the London press, fledgling Belfast band Ed Zealous were left to combat an altogether less savoury arcade fire of their own. Discovered first by the legendary Ulster punk impresario Terry Hooley (lest we forget, the man who found us the Undertones), Terry had opened his Good Vibrations record shop to them to rehearse in.
Swim Team started making music together in winter of 2007 in a very secluded basement and have now just released an EP called 'Make Notes Have Plans' with Worcester based Label Lockjaw Records, the 5 track has seen stella reviews, a 7/10 rocksound and 4/5 from big cheese magazine, often described as englands pioneering post rock band. A promising future for swim team lays in their tranquil and sometimes astonishingly touching musical path with a debut album due mid 2010.
Makes you wish for a front porch, a sunset, and a song of your own to sing, that could match 'Honesty Honestly' for its beauty..." - Artrocker
Exuding bags of energy, they brought some light-hearted folk-rock into the mix, complete with violins and harmonicas. As a band they were incredibly likeable, and carried out the fast-paced instrument swapping seamlessly. It was all I could do to stop myself dancing and instigating an impromptu hoedown
The Mummers are a band based in the English seaside town of Brighton, centred around London-born singer-songwriter Raissa Khan-Panni. They take their name 'Mummers' from the medieval performing troupes who would go from door-to-door wearing masks and costumes, staging plays in rhyme and song and mime.
Khan-Panni was once better known as Raissa, a solo artist that revealed a jumble of influences; a mix of Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Englishness.
Themakingof are a 7-piece band from Derby, UK, formerly known as The Making of). They formed in 2007, when Tom John and Leigh Dawber decided to make their new side-project into a full band. James Machin (also of My Psychoanalyst), Nathan Wilson (Lardpony) and Matt Spalding (Mascot Fight, Biba) joined and the band began practicing and recording demos. Their first album is due in May 2009. In May 2008, Sean Dodds of Mascot Fight joined the band on keys/guitar/vocals. This came about after he stood in for Matt Spalding at a gig at the Victoria Inn, Derby.
From Light To Sound are a band from Oxford and London formed in 2008, featuring members of The Workhouse, Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element, The Evenings, Intentions of an Asteroid and Thumb Quintet. Drawing influence from the likes of Harmonia, Holy Fuck, Do Make Say Think and Neu!, their music twists and builds on the finest examples of krautrock, post-rock and instrumental art rock.
WOLVES LITTLE CIVIC SAT 28 FEB. 2009 - SOLD OUT! www.guilemusic.com - NEW TRACK POSTED 6th OCTOBER 2008.
Somewhere, Sometimes, Someone GUILE @ The Rainbow, Birmingham - a fan posted mobile phone video.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oYPMFFOouPc GUILE @ The Castle, Oldham - fan posted videos.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=br4UXN02hPc Neal from GUILE, interviewing Chris the festival organiser @ The Square Festival - July 2008.